Spices Restaurant & Bar used to be called Essensia, so in older guides and websites dedicated to Prague’s restaurant scene you might find the dated info that in the Mandarin Oriental hotel there is Essensia.
The new name does not mean they parted with their superb reputation. They serve what they call “crossover cuisine” dishes and that means they blend Asian influences with European tradition and of course, at the same time, try to use as many local, fresh ingredients as possible. You can try good Asian things from raita to lassi or a Vietnamese dish made of duck, and the kids can chose from their own menu, too.
The bar itself is a good destination, too
Restaurants usually boast about their repertoire; in this case, it is not an exaggeration though, when this place says they offer “mouthwatering cocktails.” Their bar tat you can visit just for a few drinks bar serves both classic and contemporary cocktails, and of course everything else that is to be expected at such a place: come see how it is done right, and in a beautiful setting! On weekens they close at 2 am so you can drop in after theatre or a cinema evening to finish the night off in style.
Address: Nebovidská 459/1, Praha 1